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Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Animal Behaviorist
Category: Dog Training
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Experience:  Dog breeder/Trainer and Behaviorist 18+ years
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I'm just looking advice my dog was in her cage

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Hi I'm just looking for some advice my dog was in her cage and had manage to destroy bars and squeeze out she has a little bit of a sore face and paw but she's ok she's lost some weight could this be from stress from being in her cage thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today. In order to supply you with an informed answer, it is necessary for me to collect some additional information from you. When I receive your response or reply, it will likely take me between 30-45 minutes to type up my reply if I am still online when I receive notice that you replied. I hope you can be patient. Why is she crated?Did she do this when you were gone?When left out does she eliminate or is she destructive?Is she spayed?How old is she?How long is she crated for?What breed is she?How old is she?
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
I didn't receive answers to my request for more information, but don't want you to wait any longer for a response.
I really doubt her weight loss is related to being in her cage. Stressful situations can lead to diarrhea, and even nausea which might cause her not to want to eat, but I'm sure you are not crating her all the time. If she has an injury to her mouth, then that might lead her to eat less and as a result lose weight over time.
If she has lost a noticeable amount of weight, I'd have her seen by your vet. I might have been able to give you a more informed response if I had received the information I requested. If you want to supply that, I can determine if there is a more informed response.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you need more information or clarification, please reply and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are satisfied, please take the opportunity to rate.